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Back in the early days of television, pretty much all TV was live, due to expense in filming as well as a belief that nobody would want to watch the same episodes twice. Among the first shows to be pre-recorded were You Bet Your Life and I Love Lucy, but it wasn't until the late-1950s/early-1960s when it became common and normal for television shows to be pre-recorded. Today, live TV is pretty much limited to news, variety shows, talk shows, game shows, telethons, and reality shows, and even then, a lot of those are pre-recorded.

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